Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

They read from the book, from the law of God, translating to give the sense so that they understood the reading.

King James Version

So they read in the book in the law of God distinctly, and gave the sense, and caused them to understand the reading.

Holman Bible

They read the book of the law of God, translating and giving the meaning so that the people could understand what was read.

International Standard Version

All the people gathered as a united body into the plaza in front of the Water Gate. They asked Ezra the scribe to bring out the Book of the Law of Moses, which the LORD had commanded for Israel.

A Conservative Version

And they read in the book, in the law of God, distinctly, and they gave the sense, so that they understood the reading.

American Standard Version

And they read in the book, in the law of God, distinctly; and they gave the sense, so that they understood the reading.

Amplified

So they read from the Book of the Law of God distinctly, faithfully amplifying and giving the sense so that [the people] understood the reading.

Bible in Basic English

And they gave out the words of the book the law of God, clearly, and gave the sense of it, so that their minds were able to take it in.

Darby Translation

And they read in the law of God distinctly out of the book, and gave the sense, and caused them to understand the reading.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

So they read in the book in the law of God clearly and paid attention, and understood the reading.

Julia Smith Translation

And they will read in the book in the law of God accurately, and he set up the understanding, and they will cause to understand the reading.

King James 2000

So they read in the book in the law of God distinctly, and gave the sense, and caused them to understand the reading.

Lexham Expanded Bible

So they read the book from the law of God, making it clear and giving the meaning so that they could understand the reading.

Modern King James verseion

And they read in the Book of the Law of God, clearly. And they gave the sense, and caused them to understand the reading.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And they read in the book of the law of God distinctly and plainly, so that men understood the thing that was read.

NET Bible

They read from the book of God's law, explaining it and imparting insight. Thus the people gained understanding from what was read.

New Heart English Bible

They read in the book, in the law of God, distinctly; and they gave the sense, so that they understood the reading.

The Emphasized Bible

So they read in the book of the law of God, distinctly, - and, giving the sense, caused them to understand the reading.

Webster

So they read in the book in the law of God distinctly, and gave the sense, and caused them to understand the reading.

World English Bible

They read in the book, in the law of God, distinctly; and they gave the sense, so that they understood the reading.

Youngs Literal Translation

and they read in the book, in the law of God, explaining -- so as to give the meaning, and they give understanding to the convocation.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
קרא 
Qara' 
Usage: 736

in the book
ספרה ספר 
Cepher 
Usage: 186

in the law
תּרה תּורה 
Towrah 
Usage: 219

of God
אלהים 
'elohiym 
Usage: 2600

פּרשׁ 
Parash 
Usage: 4

and gave
שׂים שׂוּם 
Suwm 
Usage: 580

the sense
שׂכל שׂכל 
Sekel 
Usage: 16

Context Readings

Ezra Reads The Law To The People

7 Also Jeshua, Bani, Sherebiah, Jamin, Akkub, Shabbethai, Hodiah, Maaseiah, Kelita, Azariah, Jozabad, Hanan, Pelaiah, the Levites, explained the law to the people while the people remained in their place. 8 They read from the book, from the law of God, translating to give the sense so that they understood the reading. 9 Then Nehemiah, who was the governor, and Ezra the priest and scribe, and the Levites who taught the people said to all the people, "This day is holy to the LORD your God; do not mourn or weep." For all the people were weeping when they heard the words of the law.


Cross References

Habakkuk 2:2

Then the LORD answered me and said, "Record the vision And inscribe it on tablets, That the one who reads it may run.

Matthew 5:21-22

"You have heard that the ancients were told, 'YOU SHALL NOT COMMIT MURDER' and 'Whoever commits murder shall be liable to the court.'

Matthew 5:27-28

"You have heard that it was said, 'YOU SHALL NOT COMMIT ADULTERY';

Luke 24:27

Then beginning with Moses and with all the prophets, He explained to them the things concerning Himself in all the Scriptures.

Luke 24:32

They said to one another, "Were not our hearts burning within us while He was speaking to us on the road, while He was explaining the Scriptures to us?"

Luke 24:45

Then He opened their minds to understand the Scriptures,

Acts 8:30-35

Philip ran up and heard him reading Isaiah the prophet, and said, "Do you understand what you are reading?"

Acts 17:2-3

And according to Paul's custom, he went to them, and for three Sabbaths reasoned with them from the Scriptures,

Acts 28:23

When they had set a day for Paul, they came to him at his lodging in large numbers; and he was explaining to them by solemnly testifying about the kingdom of God and trying to persuade them concerning Jesus, from both the Law of Moses and from the Prophets, from morning until evening.

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